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Little rescinds call for alcohol referendum

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 3 Alderman David Little will not call for a non-binding public vote on two proposed changes to Starkville's alcohol ordinances after the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office informed him a November referendum must be paid for and administered by the city.


Sheriff: New deputy hires will expand shift coverage

Posted 8/19/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors' tentative Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget will allow Sheriff Steve Gladney more manpower to cover the county's 459 square miles.


College View, 550 Russell projects moving forward

Posted 8/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two new mixed-use projects at differing stages of development near Mississippi State University's campus took steps toward becoming a reality in Starkville Thursday.


Sturgis bike rally a 'reunion' for committed attendees

Posted 8/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Dusty Dendy, a retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services worker and 40-year motorcycle rider, said his annual trip to the Rally in Sturgis is a little more exciting this year because he has a new toy to show off to his friends.


Golden Triangle inclusivity touted at vigil for Charlottesville

Posted 8/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As the chorus of "We Shall Overcome" filled the air Wednesday at Mississippi State University, those gathered in solidarity against others who attempt to divide the nation with hate had their own message: Intolerance and bigotry are not welcome in the Golden Triangle.


Almost 3-mill increase expected for Oktibbeha operations

Posted 8/16/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County's recent road bond, its upcoming industrial park pledge, a funding increase for volunteer fire services and other tentative pledges are expected to increase taxes by 2.88 mills in the upcoming fiscal year.


2 dead in Oktibbeha County car crash

Posted 8/16/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A single-car crash killed two Louisville residents in eastern Oktibbeha County Tuesday.


Sexual assault convict back in custody after escaping jail

Posted 8/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Terry Hill, a 44-year-old West Point man recently convicted of numerous felonies stemming from a 2016 Cotton District assault and sexual battery, is back in custody after escaping from the Oktibbeha County Jail Friday.


Starkville man charged with sexual battery

Posted 8/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man is due in municipal court next month after he was charged with sexual battery.


With voting blocs building, Little could decide proposed alcohol changes' fate

Posted 8/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The sides supporting and opposing easements to Starkville's restrictions on alcohol sales are taking shape, and Ward 3 Alderman David Little could be the swing vote on the matter after aldermen deadlocked Friday on an attempt to pull a call for public hearings from Tuesday's agenda.


Starkville aldermen could ease restrictions on alcohol sales

Posted 8/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could soon hold hearings on easing local restrictions on alcohol sales that will bring them in line with state statutes.


Weather delays opening of SOCSD-MSU partnership school to 2019

Posted 8/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Construction of Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's grades 6-7 partnership school is not expected to conclude until spring 2019 because of delays to dirt work caused by summer rains, SOCSD Superintendent Eddie Peasant confirmed.


Prather named GSDP tourism leader

Greater Starkville Development Partnership Interim Director of Tourism Jennifer Prather is losing the "interim" portion of her title and will continue to lead tourism efforts on a permanent basis, the GSDP announced Tuesday.


Snyder running for Oktibbeha County's circuit clerk position

The field of Oktibbeha County circuit clerk candidates grew to five last week after Stephanie Morgan Snyder, a local public school teacher of 15 years, qualified for the race.


Morse challenging Phelps for District 1 constable

Oktibbeha County's District 1 constable position became a contested race last week after county transport officer Joe Morse qualified to run against former Constable Shank Phelps.


AG opinion: Supervisors should have access to 'necessary' OCH data

A recently issued opinion from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's office states the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors should have access to information "necessary in carrying out the duties" of a potential OCH Regional Medical Center transaction and neither the county nor hospital can spend public funds to influence the outcome of November's planned referendum.


Taylor announces bid for District 38 House seat

The field for the vacant Mississippi House of Representatives' District 38 seat grew to three contenders Friday as Cheikh Taylor, the executive director of the nonprofit Brickfire Project, announced his candidacy.


Starkville clerk fined for delayed records disclosure

A preliminary ruling by the Mississippi Ethics Commission recommends fining Starkville City Clerk Lesa Hardin $100 for the city's failure to meet a statutory deadline for answering an open records request for minutes of previous Starkville Airport Board meetings.


Grand jury declines to indict former SPD officer

A potential criminal case against William Thrasher appears to be over after the Oktibbeha County grand jury declined to indict the former Starkville Police Department officer this term, the circuit clerk's office confirmed Thursday.


Gandy facing additional felonies from June chase

The Starkville teenager injured in June's police chase and officer-involved shooting now faces two additional felony charges.



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